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New Drivers Caught Using Phones to Lose Licence
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Technology, Internet, Law, UK )

- 807 days ago -
Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked under new rules in England, Scotland and Wales. Penalties for using a phone at the wheel double from 1 March to six points and a £200 fine.
Battlefields, Graveyards and Forests in HS2's Firing Line
Offbeat  (tags: Development, HS2 high speed rail line, Transport, Lost Environment, Lost History, Politics, UK )

- 1284 days ago -
England's "favourite tree" is set to be felled to make way for the much-debated HS2 high speed rail line. It's just one of the many landmarks in the developer's firing line.
How Do You Transport a Lion's Head Around the World?

- 1383 days ago -
When news emerged of the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe on 1 July, one detail stood out for many online commentators.
Police Car Swallowed Up By Massive Sinkhole in Colorado (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Accident, Natural disasters, Transport, USA, Vehicles )

- 1441 days ago -
A police officer in Colorado had a patrol ride to remember, after his vehicle was swallowed up by a giant sinkhole, and sucked 15 feet into the pit.
I-Wonder: Is Jet Travel Becoming the Dirtiest Way to Cross the Planet?
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Travel, Aviation, Planet, Earth, Planes, Carbon Dioxide )

- 1504 days ago -
The ability to hop on a plane and reach Glasgow, Berlin or Tokyo in a matter of hours is something many of us take for granted. Jet travel has opened up our world for adventure, business and trade âEUR" and underpins the global society we live in.
What Happened to England's Forgotten Railway Stations?
Offbeat  (tags: Railway Stations, British Rail, Transport, England, UK )

- 1588 days ago -
In living memory, hundreds of railway stations have closed across the country and have since been abandoned, demolished or converted to other uses. But many former passengers still remember the days when they were a hive of activity.
Heathrow Airspace Trials: Life Under the Flight Path
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Airplane, flight path, DOT, UK )

- 1646 days ago -
At the end of 2013, Heathrow began testing new take-off routes as part of a government-led strategy to improve efficiency, capacity and safety.
Piece of Amelia Earhart's Plane? Patch May Solve Mystery of First Woman's Solo Flight Across Globe
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, History, Planes, Transport, USA )

- 1661 days ago -
A piece of aluminum, thought to be from the plane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart - the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean - is almost certainly hers, say experts. The piece was found decades ago, in 1991, on a Pacific island.
Over 500 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean After Human Traffickers 'Sank the Boat'
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Breakaway regions, EU, Human rights, Immigration, Transport, Vessels )

- 1706 days ago -
At least 500 would-be asylum seekers are feared dead after a group of human traffickers allegedly sank their boat in the Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday, citing surviving witnesses.
Dubai: Pet Taxi 'Beats Public Transport Ban'
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Animals, Public, Pets Taxi's, Dubai )

- 1835 days ago -
A pet taxi service in Dubai is proving a popular way of getting around a ban on animals travelling on public transport, it appears.
Cop's Wife Kills Bicyclist, Then Sues Him for 'Emotional Distress'
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Canada, Children, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Scandal, Transport, Vehicles )

- 1845 days ago -
A Canadian woman who hit three teenage boys - killing one and seriously injuring another - is now suing the deceased child, his family, and the two other teenagers she struck for more than $1 million.
Cancer Victim Humiliated By TSA Agents at Checkpoint
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Health, Human rights, Planes, Security, TSA, Transport, USA )

- 1922 days ago -
The Transportation Security Administration is being criticized yet again, this time for embarrassing a cancer victim by proclaiming his incontinence issues to other travelers and strip-searching him before allowing the man to proceed.
Baltimore Must Return $2.8 Mln After Audit Finds Faulty Speed Cameras
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Police, Transport, USA )

- 1939 days ago -
A secret audit conducted for the City of Baltimore found that local speed cameras had alarmingly high error rates, resulting in thousands of traffic tickets being issued that never should have been.
Aerial Tramway - A Means Of Transport And Social Inclusion
Offbeat  (tags: Venezuela, transport, public transport system, Metrocable, hillsides, poor, dignity, Caracas, inclusion, dream, world )

- 2576 days ago -
"It changed our lives" is a sentiment frequently heard from commuters who use Metrocable, the aerial cable car system that connects one of the poor hillside neighborhoods in the Venezuelan capital with the city's piblic transport system.

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